29 May 2008
PAHO Releases New Wind Hazard Maps for the CaribbeanThe Pan American Health Organization Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination unit, through Applied Research Associates, has developed new state-of-the-art wind hazard maps for Caribbean islands and…
10 Mar 2008
White Helmets of Argentina, PAHO agree to strengthen regional disaster response capacityWashington, D.C., March 11, 2008 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) today signed an agreement of understanding with the White Helmets Commission of…
17 Dec 2007
Hospital Safety IndexThe Hospital Safety Index gathers general information for each facility on variables such as: level of complexity, population served, specialties, health staff, available services, location, hazards, and the history of disasters at the site.…
17 Jun 2007
Washington, D.C., June 14, 2007 (PAHO) - The revised International Health Regulations (IHR) enter into force on Friday, 15 June. The Regulations are an innovative set of rules and procedures agreed by 193 countries which will help to make the world more secure from threats to global health. They were agreed by the World Health Assembly in 2005 and…
23 Apr 2005
Vth Meeting of the Surveillance Network for Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Amazon Countries (Lima, Peru, 20—22 April 2005) Meeting sponsored by PAHO and three US government agencies: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC…